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[audio]Red Nails - Robert E.Howard
LibriVox recording of Red Nails by Robert E. Howard. Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012). Conan the Cimmerian pursues the beautiful and deadly pirate Valeria after she kills a Stygian only to find himself cornered by a dragon. Apparently this dragon doesn’t know who he’s messing with. The pair then encounters the city of Xuchotl with its warring factions and ancient secrets. Swordplay and sorcery ensue...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; fantasy; myths/legends
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[audio]William Tell Told Again - P. G. Wodehouse
LibriVox recording of William Tell Told Again, by P. G. Wodehouse. Read by Mark F. Smith. This is the classic story of William Tell - Swiss patriot and great apple-shooter - as seen through the eyes of English humorist P.G. Wodehouse. No Swiss were (permanently) injured in the telling of this story; however, results differed for Austrian tyrants. The original volume also included a humorous poem encapsulating the whole Tell legend, written by John W...
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[audio]Thrice Toss Those Oaken Ashes in the Air - Thomas Campion
LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Thrice Toss Those Oaken Ashes in the Air by Thomas Campion. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 10, 2013. Thomas Campion was an English composer, poet, and physician. He wrote over a hundred lute songs; masques for dancing, and an authoritative technical treatise on music. (Summary by D. Lawrence) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; poetry; fantasy; myths/legends; nature; romance
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[audio]Beth Gêlert, or the Grave of the Greyhound - William Robert Spencer
LibriVox rvolunteers bring you 16 recordings of Beth Gêlert, or the Grave of the Greyhound by William Robert Spencer. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 8, 2012. William Robert Spencer, English poet and wit, was the younger son of Lord Charles Spencer and his wife Mary Beauclerk. Spencer's wit made him a popular member of society. He belonged to the Whig set of Charles James Fox and Richard Brinsley Sheridan and was frequently a guest of the prince of Wales...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; poetry; adventure; fantasy; myths/legends; philosophy; tragedy
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[audio]Orlando Furioso - Ludovico Ariosto
LibriVox recording of Orlando Furioso, by Ludovico Ariosto, translated by John Harington. Read by Thomas A. Copeland. Charlemagne's nephew Orlando (AKA Roland) is driven insane by the infidelity of his beloved Angelica. Angelica's relationship with him and others loosely unifies multiple story lines to produce a rich tapestry of romance, fictionalized history, and pure fantasy. This romance-epic is a sequel to the less distinguished and unfinished romance Orlando Innamorato, by Mattteo Maria Boi...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; epic poetry; Adventure, Erotica, Fantasy, Myths/Legends, Tragedy
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[audio]Days - Ralph Waldo Emerson
LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Days by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 10, 2012. As a lecturer and orator, Emerson—nicknamed the Concord Sage—became the leading voice of intellectual culture in the United States. Herman Melville, who had met Emerson in 1849, originally thought he had "a defect in the region of the heart" and a "self-conceit so intensely intellectual that at first one hesitates to call it by its right name", though he later adm...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; poetry; fantasy; philosophy; myths/Legends
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[audio]The Spanish Tragedy - Thomas Kyd
LibriVox recording of The Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd. The Spanish Tragedy, or Hieronimo is Mad Again is an Elizabethan tragedy written by Thomas Kyd between 1582 and 1592. Highly popular and influential in its time, The Spanish Tragedy established a new genre in English theatre, the revenge play or revenge tragedy. Its plot contains several violent murders and includes as one of its characters a personification of Revenge...
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[audio]The Dried-up Fountain - Robert Leighton
LibriVox LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of The Dried-up Fountain by Robert Leighton. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for December 18, 2011. This poem is taken from A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895, Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908). (Summary by David Lawrence) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; poetry; romance; fantasy; myths/legends; nature
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[audio]Don Juan, Cantos 13 -16 - Lord Byron
LibriVox recording of Don Juan, Cantos 13 -16, by Lord Byron. Read by Peter Gallagher. These are the last four Cantos of his mock epic that Byron completed in the year before his death at the age of 36 in Messolonghi, Greece, where he had gone to fight for the nationalists against the Ottoman Empire. Juan, now in England, is invited to spend the autumn with a hunting party at the ancient country seat of Lord Henry and Lady Adeline Amundeville...
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[audio]Robin Hood - J. Walker McSpadden
LibriVox recording of Robin Hood, by J. Walker McSpadden. Read by Barry Eads. Robin Hood is a heroic outlaw in English folklore. A highly skilled archer and swordsman, he is known for "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor", assisted by a group of fellow outlaws known as his "Merry Men". Traditionally Robin Hood and his men are depicted wearing Lincoln green clothes. The origin of the legend is claimed by some to have stemmed from actual outlaws, or from ballads or tales of outlaws...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; fantasy; fiction; historical fiction; myths/legends
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[audio]The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke - C. J. Dennis
LibriVox recording of The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke by C. J. Dennis. Read by Algy Pug. The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke is a verse novel by Australian novelist and poet C. J. Dennis. The book sold over 60,000 copies in nine editions within the first year, and is probably one of the highest selling verse novels ever published in Australia. The novel tells the story of Bill, a larrikin of the Little Lonsdale Street Push, who is introduced to a young woman by the name of Doreen...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; poetry; romance; adventure; myths/legends
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[audio]The New Colossus - Emma Lazarus
LibriVox volunteers bring you 26 recordings of The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for June 24, 2012. Lazarus wrote her own important poems and edited many adaptations of German poems, notably those of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Heinrich Heine. She also wrote a novel and two plays. Her most famous work is "The New Colossus", which is inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; poetry; history; holiday; myths/legends; politics
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[audio]Myths That Every Child Should Know - Hamilton Wright Mabie
LibriVox recording of Myths That Every Child Should Know, by Hamilton Wright Mabie. A selection of famous and timeless myths, adapted for a junior audience. (Summary by Lynne Thompson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobooks; children; myths-legends; short-stories; mythology; children; anthology
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[audio]The Desert - Mathilde Blind
LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of The Desert by Mathilde Blind. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 10th, 2010. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
Keywords: Fiction; Nature; History; Myths/Legends; Poetry; librivox; audiobook; literature
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[audio]The Train Dogs - E. Pauline Johnson
LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of The Train Dogs by E. Pauline Johnson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 6th, 2011. Emily Pauline Johnson (Mohawk: Tekahionwake – pronounced: dageh-eeon-wageh, literally: 'double-life')(10 March 1861 – 7 March 1913), commonly known as E. Pauline Johnson or just Pauline Johnson, was a Canadian writer and performer popular in the late 19th century...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; poetry; adventure; animals; historical fiction; myths/legends; nature
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[audio]Der Königsgaukler - Manfred Kyber
LibriVox recording of Der Königsgaukler, by Manfred Kyber. Read in German by Karlsson. In diesem "indischen Märchen" erzählt Manfred Kyber die Geschichte von Mantao, der als Sohn armer, einfacher Leute geboren wird, aber in Wahrheit ein Königssohn ist. Wir begleiten Mantao auf seinem Lebensweg, auf dem uns Wiedergeburt und Bestimmung, Versuchung und die Erfüllung einer göttlichen Aufgabe, die ewige Verkettung der Dinge und die Verantwortung für die Schöpfung begegnen...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; Hörbuch; German; deutsch; fairy-tales; literature; myths-legends; philosophy; religion; Märchen; Indien; Religion
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[audio]The Ghosts' High Noon
LibriVox volunteers bring you 19 recordings of The Ghosts' High Noon by W. S. Gilbert. This was the Weekly Poetry HALLOWE'EN project for October 24th, 2010 For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; poetry; children; fantasy; horror/Ghost stories; humor; myths/Legends; halloween
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[audio]Casey at the Bat - Ernest Lawrence Thayer
LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Casey at the Bat by Ernst Lawrence Thayer. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for December 16, 2012. Ernst Thayer was an American writer and poet who wrote "Casey at the Bat", the "single most famous baseball poem ever written" according to the Baseball Almanac. (Summary by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalo...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; poetry; adventure; fiction; humor; sports; baseball; myths/legends; sports; tragedy
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[audio]Because I Could Not Stop for Death - Emily Dickinson
LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Because I Could Not Stop For Death by Emily Dickinson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 12, 2013. Despite Dickinson's prolific writing, fewer than a dozen of her poems were published during her lifetime. After her younger sister Lavinia discovered the collection of nearly eighteen hundred poems, Dickinson's first volume was published four years after her death...
Keywords: librivox; literature; poetry; fantasy; horror/ghost stories; mystery; myths/legends; nature
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[audio]On Passing Deadman’s Island - Thomas Moore
LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of On Passing Deadman’s Island by Thomas Moore. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 22, 2012. Thomas Moore was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer. In 1803 he was appointed registrar to the Admiralty in Bermuda, he found his work very light and uninspiring, so only spent around three months on the island. Because of his brief stay there he has sometimes been treated as an unofficial poet laureate of Bermuda...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; poetry; fantasy; horror/ghost stories; mystery; myths/legends; nature; sea stories
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[audio]The Brethren - H. Rider Haggard
LibriVox recording of The Brethren by H. Rider Haggard. Read by Abigail Rasmussen. Set in the days of the Crusaders, this books tells of a young maiden named Rosamund, and her twin cousins. Godwin is the grey eyed thoughtful man, and Wulf is the blue eyed warrior. They are both knights of England and they are both in love with their fair cousin. But the riddle of the story is which does Rosamund love? The adventure begins when Rosamund is taken from England and carried to the East...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; animals; historical fiction; myths/legends; nature; politics; romance; religion; travel
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[audio]Hindoo Tales or the Adventures of Ten Princes - Dandin
LibriVox recording of Hindoo Tales or the Adventures of Ten Princes, by Dandin. Read by Sid. This book describes the adventures of ten Kumaras, i.e., young men, (all of whom are either princes or sons of royal ministers), as narrated by the men themselves. These narratives are replete with accounts of demigods, ghosts, gamblers, intrigues with voluptious women, astonishing coincidences, cockfights, anthropophagy, sorcery, robberies, murders and wars...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio book; adventure; ancient-texts; children; fairy-tales; instruction; myths-legends
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[audio]The Iliad of Homer - Homer
LibriVox recording of The Iliad of Homer, by Homer. Read by StephenC. The Iliad is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set in the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of Ilium, by a coalition of Greek States, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; homer; adventure; ancient texts; classics (antiquity); myths/legends
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[audio]The Ghost Breaker - Charles Goddard & Paul Dickey
LibriVox volunteers present a dramatic recording of The Ghost Breaker by Charles Goddard and Paul Dickey. The Ghost Breaker is a drama and haunted house horror complete with heroes, villains, and a Princess. The Ghost Breaker was originally a screenplay and would later be made a drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. (Summary by Linette Geisel) For further information, including links to online text, cast information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriV...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; fiction; horror/ghost stories; mystery; myths/Legends
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[audio]The Frost Spirit - John Greenleaf Whittier
LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of The Frost Spirit by John Greenleaf Whittier. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for October 28, 2012. John Greenleaf Whittier was an influential American Quaker poet. He is considered one of the Fireside Poets and was influenced by Robert Burns. (Summary by David Lawrence) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for t...
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[audio]Tales of the Enchanted Islands of the Atlantic - Thomas Wentworth Higginson
LibriVox recording of Tales of the Enchanted Islands of the Atlantic, by Thomas Wentworth Higginson. The sea has always been, by the mystery of its horizon, the fury of its storms, and the variableness of the atmosphere above it, the foreordained land of romance. In all ages and with all sea-going races there has always been something especially fascinating about an island amid the ocean. It's very existence has for all explorers an air of magic...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; history; myths/legends; sea stories; fiction; Atlantis
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[audio]Windsor Castle, Book 1 - William Harrison Ainsworth
LibriVox recording of Windsor Castle, Book 1 by William H. Ainsworth. Book 1 - Ann Boleyn. The focus of the novels is on the events surrounding Henry VIII's replacing Catherine of Aragon with Anne Boleyn as his wife. During Henry's pursuit of Boleyn, the novel describes other couples, including the Earl of Surrey and Lady Elizabeth Fitzgerald, a match Henry does not support. However, some of the individuals oppose Henry and his desires for Boleyn, including Thomas Wyat who wants her for himself ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; fiction; historical; myths-legends; henry viii; anne boleyn; herne the hunter
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[audio]Windsor Castle, Book 2 - William Harrison Ainsworth
LibriVox recording of Windsor Castle, Book 2, by William Harrison Ainsworth. Book 2 - Herne the Hunter. The focus of the novels is on the events surrounding Henry VIII's replacing Catherine of Aragon with Anne Boleyn as his wife. During Henry's pursuit of Boleyn, the novel describes other couples, including the Earl of Surrey and Lady Elizabeth Fitzgerald, a match Henry does not support. However, some of the individuals oppose Henry and his desires for Boleyn, including Thomas Wyat who wants her...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; fiction; historical; myths-legends; henry viii; anne boleyn; herne the hunter; thomas wyat; thomas wyatt
Downloads: 630
[audio]The Warlord of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
LibriVox recording of The Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Read by Thomas A. Copeland. In this third installment of the adventures of John Carter on Mars, our hero labors under sentence of death (for having returned from the land of the dead) in a heroic struggle to recover the beautiful Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium. He scours the planet from pole to pole, enduring imprisonment and torture, outwitting antagonists, reveling in carnage, accepting aid from unlikely sources, and dealing ...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure, fantasy, fiction, literature, myths-legends, politics, romance, religion, science-fiction, travel, war-stories
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[audio]The Dragon of Wantley - Owen Wister
LibriVox recording of The Dragon of Wantley, by Owen Wister. Read by David Wales. A novel, The Dragon of Wantley, was written by Owen Wister (best known as the author of The Virginian) in 1892. Published by Lipincott Press, the story is a comic "burlesque" (in the author's words), concerning the "true" story of the Dragon. It is a romantic story set at Christmastime in the early 13th century. The book was a surprise success, going through four editions over the next ten years...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; animals; children; comedy; fairy tales; fantasy; humor; myths/legends; satire; short stories; teen/young adult
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